Folk music fronts for Sunday’s live Victoria Esplanade alfresco foray
Sunday’s Sounds of Summer concert aims to pleasantly while away an afternoon to the airs of four folk-based acts.
Access Radio’s Fraser Greig said the afternoon’s entertainment, to be streamed and broadcast live, will be opened by punk-folk singer-songwriter Bill Angus aka The Mighty Ways.
A talented guitarist and songwriter, the Massey English and Media Studies lecturer spent 15 years as a musician in Britain. He performed for last year’s Sounds of Summer, and has also played at the Bent Horseshoe and for Massey University’s Arts On Wednesday.
Angus will be joined by classical violinist Hannah Fang, who introduced herself to local audiences during last year’s Globe Concert Series.
String Fusion is up next. Kate Farrugia and Bill Nicholson perform harmonious vocal and guitar covers that are ‘‘simply perfect for a Sunday afternoon on the lawn in the sun’’, Greig said.
With between six and 10 members, For Folks Sake is largely made up of Palmerston North Folk Club members. Greig said the group is a veritable folk orchestra that performed at World On Stage last year. They perform a mix of Scottish, Irish, English, Australian and New Zealand folk song, and bluegrass.
‘‘Between them, they play a lot of different instruments, and that will make for quite a musical and visual spectacle.’’
Finishing off is band The Weird Prophets with Viv McGlynn, Emmanuel Yianoutsos, Hugh Dingwall and Karl Johannson.
Members of this established combo have played previous Sounds of Summer concerts and for Access Radio’s Lunchtime Concerts in The Square
Bill Angus who performs as The Mighty Ways, will open this Sunday’s Sounds of Summer Concert